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intrude (in TROOD) (verb), intrudes; intruded; intruding
1. To put or to force in inappropriately, without an invitation or permission: Jane's friend intruded his opinion about how she should lose weight.
2. To disturb someone's peace or privacy by being annoying: The reporters were constantly intruding into the actors privacy.

While Sam was having his lunch with a friend, the waiter came to his table and said: "Excuse me, sir. I don't mean to intrude, but you have a phone call."

3. To be an unwelcome presence in, or to make an unwelcome entry into, something or a place: The noise of the screaming from the amusement park people down the street intruded on what Judy thought would be a quiet afternoon where she was living.
4. To force molten rock into a pre-existing rock formation: The geologists were observing how the volcano was intruding more lava into areas that were not affected by this before.
5. Etymology: from Latin intrudere, "to thrust oneself in, to come unasked or unwanted; from in-, "in" + trudere, "to thrust, to push".

Although the following illustration is a noun, it provides a good example of this verb entry.

To be an unwelcome presence.
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intrude (verb), intrudes; intruded; intruding

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To get into a situation without an invitation or permission. (1)